Summer Reset- Day 1

Today is the day that inspired me to reset. I woke up this morning and decided I was ready to feel great again. (Read this post to find out more about my reasons and goals for this reset.) And since there is no time like the present, today is Day 1 of my Summer Reset!  

Here is what I ate today:

Breakfast was a bowl of gluten free oats with fresh blueberries, walnuts and just a sprinkle of sugar. Before breakfast I made an awesome new smoothie drink but I didn't get a picture of that. I'm going to post that in tomorrow's post along with the recipe for it.

Lunch was half a piece of leftover flounder from the previous evening's dinner. I would have eaten the whole piece but I had to share the leftover piece with my hubby for his lunch today too. Ahh, the things we do for love. ;) I paired my flounder with a spinach salad with sliced carrots and onions sautéed in olive oil. Along side that for a sweet and creamy treat, I stuffed two Medjool dates with cream cheese. This is one of my favorite treats ever. So good!!

Snack was a piece of a warm gluten free chocolate chip cookie bar. This recipe is special to me because my son and I created it together one day this past winter when he told me he wanted to make something in the kitchen and told me he wanted to create his own recipe. Not gonna lie, that was a proud moment for me. :) He called it "Brown Sweet". It is really tasty but since it is not mine to share, I'm going to have to keep this recipe to myself.

Dinner was amazing! My hubby makes really great burgers. So yummy!! For the burger we used Udi's gluten free hamburger rolls. These are by far the best gluten free hamburger rolls we have tried. They come frozen so I defrost them in the microwave for about 30 seconds then split them open and toast them slightly on the grill. They taste really good, no off flavor or texture with these. They remind me of regular hamburger buns, except, according to my husband, they aren't gummy like regular hamburger buns. I eat these out of necessity; my husband eats these out of preference. I topped my burger with shredded spinach, sautéed onions, a slice of cheddar cheese, a little dill relish, mayo, ketchup and mustard. Perfection! Along with the burger, I had peas and fresh pineapple. A very filling and satisfying end to the day!

20140627-062818-23298234.jpg

 

Here is how I exercised today:

My plan for my Summer Reset is to doing toning and cardio videos on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Then do yoga on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. So since today is Wednesday I started off my Summer Reset with two Tone It Up videos. I love the Tone It Up videos. Karena and Katrina are the trainers on the videos and are best friends. They are so happy and positive! It is so much fun to exercise with their videos. And they work it in their videos! I am always sore a couple of days after completing their exercising. These girls know that they are doing and they know how to have fun with it too. Who said building muscle and toning up had to be boring? Someone forgot to tell these girls that exercise was supposed to be a chore. Their positive attitude makes the time you spend exercising with them just fly by!

First, I did the Bikini BOOTY Routine! BIKINI SERIES ☀. This 12:47 video really works the booty by targeting it from different angles and directions. It is a great video! You can find it here: http://youtu.be/tQ2WoFVK08k.

Next, I did the Bikini ARMS Routine! BIKINI SERIES ☀. This video is a killer 11:46 for the arms. I never knew my arms had so many muscles! And boy, did I work every single one with this routine. I loved it!! You can find that workout here: http://youtu.be/G5fgSJ6wb0Q.

I ended the day feeling really good. It felt really good to work my body again and to fuel my body with balanced meals throughout the day. Day 1 off to a great start!